Rishi Kapoor believes in saying things as they are, whether it is on his Twitter account or his book, Khullam Khulla. The actor launched his biography with wife Neetu Kapoor in Delhi on Tuesday, just a day after Karan Johar’s memoirs An Unsuitable Boy was launched in Mumbai. The vibe of both books is the same — a no-holds-barred account of the life of a star. Rishi talks about the relationships with his father Raj Kapoor and his son Ranbir Kapoor, his career, Amitabh Bachchan and his wife, Neetu.

At the book launch, Rishi’s daughter Riddhima was there with her family but son Ranbir was absent. Talking about his Bollywood career, Rishi said it was not smooth sailing despite him being the son of Raj Kapoor. The 64-year-old actor said, “People say I was born with a silver spoon in my mouth. Yes, I agree but what’s my fault in it? I may have not slept on pavements or gone hungry and had a huge hit in ‘Bobby’, but the struggles I faced were of a different kind.”

Talking about Raj Kapoor, he said, “For me, Raj Kapoor was not only a father. He was my guru, whatever I am today is because of him. When we were kids we knew that we were children of someone very important because wherever we went people looked at us as Raj Kapoor’s sons.” In the same vein, he discussed his son Ranbir, “I never argued with my father and it so happened that unfortunately, the same kind of relationship passed on with me and Ranbir. I really want that there should be love and respect between us.”